Rick L. Olson
FAIRMONT - Services for Rick L. Olson, 58, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Burial will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Calvary Cemetery, Fairmont, Minn.
Rick passed away Tuesday evening, June 17, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minn. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to time of services Saturday at the church. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Rick Lee Olson was born June 17, 1956, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Ronald and Janet Lee (Maday) Olson. Rick attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1975. Following his graduation, Rick attended Jackson Vocational Technical College in Jackson, Minn. After his education, Rick moved to Hutchinson, Minn., where he owned and operated Rick's Cast Away Convenience Store in Hutchinson. In 2002, he returned to the Fairmont area where he worked as a caretaker for county parks and also ran his own hunting guide service, Greenhead Guide Service. Rick also worked various other jobs in the area throughout the years. In his spare time, Rick enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved collecting things and took great pride in his various collections of coins, stamps, and sports cards. Rick was an avid sports fan and loved attending Fairmont Cardinal sporting events. He loved his children and treasured the opportunity to coach them in the many activities they were involved in. Rick was his children's biggest fan.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Diana Olson of Fairmont, Minn.; children, Nick Olson of St. Paul, Minn., Wyatt Olson-Kramer of Fairmont, Minn., and Allye Olson of Fairmont, Minn.; mother, Janet Olson of Fairmont, Minn.; siblings, Chris Olson and his wife, Judy of Mora, Minn., Jane Gustafson and her fianc, Bret Roberts of Fairmont, Minn., and John Olson and his wife, Leanne of Everson, Wash.; sister-in-law, Deb Ruschy and her husband, Dale of Fairmont, Minn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Ron Olson and his grandparents. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net